I cried so much that my whole face felt raw from wiping my tears away, but wow what a touching story.
I think it helps as well that I read the book SO long ago that I had forgotten the twist. Also, I really do think that seeing a movie not long after the book means you are always disappointed - as movies never seem to be as good as the book because the level of detail is never there.
I loved it, but it was the most emotional sad movie I have seen since Beaches. It was one of those where you are crying in the happy scenes just cause you KNOW what's going to happen!